National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National MS Society,
Greater New England Chapter
Marathon Strides Against MS
101A First Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451-1115
Nancy Dlugoenski
nancy.dlugoenski@nmss.org
800.344.4867
 

The Marathon Strides Against MS team is comprised of invitational and qualified runners who are dedicated to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. Team members raise funds to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's leadership in funding cutting-edge research and treatments to stop progression of the disease, to restore all function lost to MS, and to end multiple sclerosis forever.

The Society's Greater New England Chapter helps nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Eighty-five (85) percent of monies raised by the Chapter helps address the challenges of each person affected by MS through MS education, emotional support, public policy advocacy, facilitating independence, and financial assistance to help individuals and families keep their lives moving forward.

B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.